Friday, June 12, 2015
We are continuing to examine the cold hardiness of various bermudagrass cultivars. Our bermudagrass research plots at Purdue were almost entirely killed this past winter with only one entry, Yukon, seeming to do well thus far. All others were severely injured and we are in the process of reestablishing these bermudagrass plots to try and learn more about the adaptation of certain bermudagrass cultivars to the Midwest. Stay tuned for more results as they become available.
For more information on bermudagrass winterkill, see these previous turf tips.
Warm-season Turf Winterkill 2014: What Can you Expect and NOW WHAT? (March 12, 2014)
Winterkill Here on Bermudagrass! Now What? (June 27, 2014)
For more information regarding bermudagrass winterkill on the east coast this year, read these recent postings.
Winterkill of Bermudagrass in North Carolina
Winterkill hits Carolinas
Aaron Patton and Cale Bigelow